[LINK] Car rego number is sms and email address
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 13:09:57 +1000
On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 11:13:40AM +1000, Anthony Healy wrote:
> [good info snipped]
> Strong believer in children's right to cross roads safely
> Road Safety Advocate
couldn't agree more.
i'd like to see automatic loss of license for using a mobile phone while
driving. if the conversation is that urgent then pull over or get into a
side-street and PARK before answering or calling.
what's more, i think that car stereos ought to be banned too - HTF
can anyone pay attention to the road when they're listening to music?
*hearing* what's going on around you is an important part of road
safety. if you can't hear the traffic noises around you then it's too
loud. if someone outside your car can hear it then it's too loud.
(apart from that, have you ever noticed that the people who have loud
music in their cars *invariably* have loud CRAPPY music? it's like
they're determined to show the world, or at least the 20 metres around
their car, what appallingly bad taste they have)
talking while driving ought to be illegal too. can't see how it would
be enforcable though...probably impossible. perhaps educate drivers and
passengers that distracting the driver with conversation is a really
really stupid idea. i know i tell my passengers "i can't talk now, i'm
driving and i have to concentrate on the road"...that's all it takes to
shut them up.
on long distance drives, if you need the radio or conversation in order
to stay awake then you're too tired to drive. pull over and sleep for
half an hour.
in short, if you can't be bothered paying attention while driving then
you're a menace and should get off the road.
and i'd like to see BAC limits of 0.00 (or perhaps 0.01...one drink
isn't that harmful - any more than that and you should walk or get a
craig sanders <email@example.com>
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